- Albacore are the only tuna allowed by the Food and Drug Administration to be marketed and sold as white meat. Because of this distinction, albacore is the most prized tuna meat in the United States.
- Albacore is considered inferior to other tuna meat in Japan for the exact same reason. Only some members of the billfish family (marlins, swordfish) and the mako shark are faster. Albacore have been recorded going over 55 knots.
- Close to 200,000 tons of albacore are harvested every year, most coming from the Pacific Ocean.
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To study all aspects of the state's saltwater fisheries, and to develop a comprehensive saltwater fishery conservation and management policy for the territorial saltwaters of the state (Chapter 80-162, Laws of Florida). After two years of rigorous study, the Council completed work on numerous recommendations on all aspects of fisheries management.